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2014-07-24 23:00:39

New report by RTI International summarizes research on the current scope of food insecurity and hunger in America. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food security, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International. Under Section 743 of the Consolidated Appropriations...

America's Youth Seeing More And More Ads For Electronic Cigarettes
2014-06-02 13:05:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Unlike conventional cigarettes – the advertising for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is not currently regulated at the federal level and a new study form RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina found that e-cigarette ads targeting adolescents has risen over 250 percent from 2011 to 2013. The study also found that e-cigarette ads targeting young adults rose more than 320 percent over that same time frame....

2014-05-29 23:00:23

A report by RTI International researchers provides recommendations to address chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 An important and mysterious global public health concern is unfolding around chronic kidney disease of unknown origin. In certain endemic areas in Sri Lanka, more than 15 percent of the population is at risk of developing chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu), according to Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health and...

2014-04-01 23:02:04

Many employers are still unfamiliar with massive open online courses, called MOOCs, but once they learned about them, they generally viewed them positively for recruiting, hiring and training employees, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Many employers are still unfamiliar with massive open online courses, called MOOCs, but once they learned about them, they generally viewed them positively...

2013-10-21 23:04:20

A new web-based mapping site allows users to see stark racial boundaries, subtle shifts in income, and intricate patterns of race, age, household size and income for any location in the United States. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Synthetic populations viewer allows users to look at realistic, computer-generated households across the country by age, income, race and household size. A new web-based mapping site allows users to see stark racial boundaries, subtle...

2013-09-26 23:22:30

Eighteen months after the close of a child maltreatment investigation, nearly 80 percent of children are still living in the home with their parents or primary caregivers according to a new report from RTI International and the U.S Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Children who remain in the home after maltreatment investigation may require mental and developmental health interventions...

2013-07-30 23:04:18

Taxing sugary beverages may help reduce calories from these beverages in the United States, but the health benefits may be partially offset as consumers substitute with other unhealthy foods, according to a joint study by researchers at RTI International, Duke University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Taxing sugary beverages may help reduce calories from these beverages in the United States, but the health benefits may be...

2013-07-09 23:02:45

Men plan to continue getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests despite recommendations that suggests men should not be screened, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Men plan to continue getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests despite recommendations that suggests men should not be screened, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International. In October 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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